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Published on Feb 13, 2010
what the title says fool! XP first 8-bit song!
"Longview" is the first major-label single released by punk band Green Day, from their hit 1994 album, Dookie. The song was the band's first single to top the Modern Rock chart in the U.S. The music video for this song received intense airplay on MTV, which is largely credited for breaking Green Day into mainstream popularity. The lyrics describe intense boredom and are about a day spent sitting around the house, doing absolutely nothing of importance, masturbating and smoking marijuana until the days are no longer fun, having no job, and no life. The song captured the attention of many youth at the time with its overt allusions to masturbation. Bassist Mike Dirnt has stated that the famous bass line intro to this song was written one night while he was tripping on acid, and what remains on the album is what he and lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong could recall in the morning.
In 1995, Green Day received four Grammy Award nominations, including Best Hard Rock Performance for "Longview". They won Best Alternative Music Performance for Dookie.
This song can also be found on their 2001 greatest hits collection International Superhits and a live performance can be found on the Bullet in a Bible DVD.